Red Bull KTM Ajo Moto2 starts 2023 preseason in Jerez


Pedro Acosta and Albert Arenas complete an intense day of work in a private test.

Two weeks after the end of the 2022 season, Red Bull KTM Ajo returned to work and started preparing for the upcoming campaign. Both Moto2 riders have kicked off the 2023 work with a private test at the Jerez – Angel Nieto Circuit. Pedro Acosta continued alongside his team for next year, while Albert Arenas worked for the first time with his new crew.

Acosta ended his 2022 activities on Sunday at the Andalusian circuit. The conditions allowed him to make the most of the day, and the recently proclaimed Moto2 Rookie of the Year completed a total of 76 laps in which he was able to focus on his objectives for the 2023 pre-season.

Arenas used the testing day to adapt to his team and find a good feeling, despite the fact that the conditions on the track on Monday were not the most favourable due to rain. With a total of 38 laps (23 in the dry and 15 in the wet) the Red Bull KTM Ajo Moto2 rider was very excited about this new stage and concluded the day with his sights set on next year.

Acosta and Arenas will return to work in 2023, with another test at the Jerez – Angel Nieto Circuit, on March 14th and 15th.

Aki Ajo – Team Manager

“The most important thing in Moto2 has been to be able to do a test at the end of 2022. This year the testing days are limited and it is important to make the most of them. We have had the opportunity to try out new things with Pedro, which will help us to have a good plan and better performance next season. As for Albert, it was important that he was able to start working with the group, because it can help him focus on his preseason. The team are working well and it is useful to get to know and understand each other to get the best setup for him.”


“It was a very productive test. We have been able to test many things and the results we have achieved at this test have been good. We leave Jerez with a good taste in our mouths and with clear objectives for the next preseason tests.”


“After the first few days working with the team, the feeling is very positive with the bike and the team. We had time to get to know each team member and working as much as the weather allowed us. On dry conditions, I could adapt well to the bike, and I could also ride on wet conditions to improve my feeling on the bike and practice starts. It wasn’t the most perfect day, but it’s been a productive test and I’m very happy to go into the winter break after this. I’m looking forward to return to riding this bike and start 2023 with the team!”